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Happenings on the Scene - Fun flashback at The 40 this weekend

Brandon’s Misty Street, who will close out Friday night at The 40.

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Brandon’s Misty Street, who will close out Friday night at The 40.

This weekend fans of the local music scene can support two worthwhile causes simultaneously. The ninth annual That ’70s Social features eight awesome local acts with all the net proceeds going towards Special Olympics.

Lost Frequency will be in the mix of bands on Saturday at The 40.

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Lost Frequency will be in the mix of bands on Saturday at The 40. (SUBMITTED)

Once again The 40 plays host to this highly entertaining annual event that has been growing steadily in popularity since 2005.

Chris Verinder has been involved with the planning committee since the get-go. He says it’s amazing to see how popular the event has become, not only with the public but with Brandon’s music community.

"We’ve not only had to find a larger venue but we’ve had to extend it to two nights from its original one-night format to accommodate bands who want to get on the bill."

Verinder says there’s a long list of folks to thank, without whom the show doesn’t go on.

"I would like to acknowledge Heidi Howarth for allowing us to do this on a yearly basis, Mike and Matt Sacharko for their help and efforts as well as all the other staff at The 40, all the local donors of prizes for the silent auctions and door prizes, all the musicians who donate their time, talent and energy, all the friends who help with ticket sales and organizing the draws — the list goes on," Verinder said.

The first ever That ’70s Social was held at the South End Community Centre and since then they’ve raised in the neighborhood of $25,000 for Special Olympics.

Verinder not only has a hand in organizing things from year to year but he also performs at the event.

"I have played every year in at least one band but most years it has been two (Lost Frequency and Sons of Eve). This year I will be in two bands again, one on Friday, the other on Saturday," he said.

"I will also be doing some solo folk-rock acoustic guitar stuff both nights before the bands start up."

According to event organizers, the bands will provide a distinct 1970s sound throughout the weekend but are not expected to play tunes just from that decade.

"The music will most certainly be ’70s flavour," Verinder said. "There will be newer music as well, but the emphasis is on the ’70s. The DJ will probably be playing a mix of both ’70s and new stuff, too."

The event kicks off Friday night at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 each night and are available at the door.

That ’70s Social band lineup

Friday

9:30-10 p.m. — Chris Verinder (acoustic guitar set)

10-10:45 p.m. — The Omen

11-11:45 p.m. — Double Nickel

Midnight-12:45 a.m. — Fargen Gruben

1-1:45 a.m. — Misty Street

Saturday

9:30-10 p.m. — Chris Verinder (acoustic guitar set)

10-10:45 p.m. — The Sons of Eve

11-11:45 p.m. — Daisy Chain

Midnight-12:45 a.m. — Lost Frequency

1-1:45 a.m. — TBA

For those who really want to take the flashback thing to the limit, here is a list of the most popular ’70s lingo and their meanings

Cool — pretty great

Neat/Neato — almost as cool as cool

Groovy — really cool

Far out — even cooler than neato

Outta sight — cool, neat, groovy, or far out

Can you dig it? — Do you understand?

Spaz — a clumsy individual

Keep on truckin’ — encouragement to go with the flow

Right on! — I think that’s great!

Airhead — someone without a lot of brains or common sense

Boogie — to dance rhythmically

Bread — money

Bummer — bad news

Foxy — description of someone who’s really "hot", usually a woman

It’s a gas — it’s a lot of fun

Cat — a really cool guy

Boss — great, cool

Jive turkey — someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about

Mellow out — to sit back and relax

Chill — take it easy

Funky — cool and unusual

Hip — yet another word for cool

Man — a word often used at the end of a sentence to make a point; i.e. "This is really cool, man!"

Pad — a place to live

Threads — clothing

Hang loose — relax

Your old man — this referred to your husband, father, boyfriend or any male with whom you were connected

Let it all hang out — tell everything

It’s my bag (or Not my bag) — I like doing it (or don’t like doing it)

Frank McGwire is a radio personality and booster of the music scene in Brandon and Westman.

» Frank@961bobfm.ca

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 29, 2014

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